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Old 03-20-2015, 09:00 AM
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Feels good to be back! Lets start modding!!

After a hiatus of 3yrs, I finally was able to take ownership of my 5th BMW. A brand new to me CPO 2012 535i M-Sport Xdrive in Dark Grey Metallic II. Lurking on the boards for a while now and the wealth of information is great!

Here she is when I picked her up...

Let the modding begin!! First I changed out the grills...


Plasti dipped my rims,door handles,front and rear reflectors...

Tinted the windows at 20%...

HID fogs...

Quad tips painted flat black with V style M5 carbon fiber rear diffuser...

Carbon fiber trunk spoiler...

UPDATE...3-20-15
I had my Side Skirt Extensions put on the other day. At first I wasn't too sure but glad I did it. It's Something different. Once the weather breaks in a few weeks I'll put on the new shoes:happyanim: I also Picked up a JB4 stage 2 and that will go on this weekend weather permitting. Any recommendations for a good catted downpipe? Just a few more pieces then she will be done.




That's it for now. I'll update as things go on.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:11 AM
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Hot! I too, picked up a "new-to-me" '12 Carbon Black 535iX M-Sport and want to start modding it as well. However, before I start doing any exterior mods, I'm going to get coded by Octopump first!
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:23 AM
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Hot! I too, picked up a "new-to-me" '12 Carbon Black 535iX M-Sport and want to start modding it as well. However, before I start doing any exterior mods, I'm going to get coded by Octopump first!
I had him code my car. He was great!
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:57 AM
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nice job on the mods, but not a fan of the M5 label on the grille?
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:47 AM
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nice job on the mods, but not a fan of the M5 label on the grille?
If you look closely it does not say M5 on the grill. I would not portray something that it is not. My car is an M sport. Hence the M sport emblem that is on the grill...


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Old 03-20-2015, 10:49 AM
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Looks nice. Except I always think black wheels just look "dirty", never found the allure.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:59 AM
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Looks nice. Except I always think black wheels just look "dirty", never found the allure.
Thanks...to each his own on the rims.

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Old 03-21-2015, 10:10 AM
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Very nice .as you know plasti dip comes in alot of colour i going to dip my rims in grey and rimm cap to m cap only 12 usd
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:13 AM
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But the grill is not so nice due to the m5 emblem looks like an ebay grill not m5 grill .
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:15 PM
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But the grill is not so nice due to the m5 emblem looks like an ebay grill not m5 grill .

Not sure what you mean by M5 emblem? It's an M sport badge
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:40 PM
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I actually like the M Sport badge. The car is full of them anyways. Door sills, steering wheel. I have an M license plate frame. nothing wrong with showing off our M package. Your car looks good!!!

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Old 03-21-2015, 04:07 PM
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I actually like the M Sport badge. The car is full of them anyways. Door sills, steering wheel. I have an M license plate frame. nothing wrong with showing off our M package. Your car looks good!!!
Don't forget the wheels too lol

My sentiments exactly. It's not like my car was a base 535 and I threw an M-sport front and rear bumper on it and calling it an "M5" when it truly is not. Most of us here mod our cars for looks and or performance. Some of us buy new and others CPO. I think at the end of the day we all have one thing in common...we love our bimmers. The general consensus is not to mis-represent your car ie sticking an "M5" badge on a 528i...
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:37 PM
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How long does the plastidip on the rims last? Any maintenance?

Nice car! Great mods!

I would change the roundrels to white and black CF. Blue seems not to fit the theme of the car. Just get a vinyl sticker for on top of it. Whole package for the car was like $20. Also the front CF bumper piece is hot. I get compliments all the time about it. I wrapped the interior trim in CF vinyl. Wood looks so much like your dads buick.

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Old 03-21-2015, 07:59 PM
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don't forget the wheels too lol



my sentiments exactly. It's not like my car was a base 535 and i threw an m-sport front and rear bumper on it and calling it an "m5" when it truly is not. Most of us here mod our cars for looks and or performance. Some of us buy new and others cpo. I think at the end of the day we all have one thing in common...we love our bimmers. The general consensus is not to mis-represent your car ie sticking an "m5" badge on a 528i...

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Old 03-21-2015, 08:00 PM
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How long does the plastidip on the rims last? Any maintenance?

Nice car! Great mods!

I would change the roundrels to white and black CF. Blue seems not to fit the theme of the car. Just get a vinyl sticker for on top of it. Whole package for the car was like $20. Also the front CF bumper piece is hot. I get compliments all the time about it. I wrapped the interior trim in CF vinyl. Wood looks so much like your dads buick.

So far so good. With the harsh winter we have had they held up quit well.

I thought about changing the roundels. I have done it in the past but wanted to keep that one piece original with this car. As far as the interior the anthracite wood flows well with the overall theme for me. Thanks for all the ideas!
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:40 AM
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I had plasti dip for 1 year only clean it with oil or silicone once a week for renew it or not up to you
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:41 AM
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Its realy great
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:42 AM
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But i dipped my motor and it stick very strong and peel of some of the pait .......
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:43 AM
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Only rimms and bumpers/skirts
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:39 AM
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Looks nice. Except I always think black wheels just look "dirty", never found the allure.
I think It's an age thing. I'm 58 and feel the same way. I like to stay contemporary, I just don't think it looks right for a guy almost 60 driving a car with black wheels. Younger guys go for it!

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Old 03-22-2015, 07:07 PM
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I think It's an age thing. I'm 58 and feel the same way. I like to stay contemporary, I just don't think it looks right for a guy almost 60 driving a car with black wheels. Younger guys go for it!

Mike
I can see your point and it makes sense. I bet if you had a red Ferrari La Ferrari with black wheels at 50,60 or 70yrs old you would look cool driving it I could be wrong but I bet you probably would think it would look just right.

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I can see your point and it makes sense. I bet if you had a red Ferrari La Ferrari with black wheels at 50,60 or 70yrs old you would look cool driving it I could be wrong but I bet you probably would think it would look just right.
Yeah...I could probably force myself to drive it. Hell I could even probably tolerate a new Z06 with black wheels. It's funny though black wheels are really nothing new, nineteen years ago the C4 Corvette Grand Sport had black wheels from the factory. At the time it was really cutting edge. You either loved it or hated it, being a Corvette guy and owning one since I was eighteen, I loved it.



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Old 03-23-2015, 08:59 AM
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Yeah...I could probably force myself to drive it. Hell I could even probably tolerate a new Z06 with black wheels. It's funny though black wheels are really nothing new, nineteen years ago the C4 Corvette Grand Sport had black wheels from the factory. At the time it was really cutting edge. You either loved it or hated it, being a Corvette guy and owning one since I was eighteen, I loved it.



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Very nice.. I do remember when that car came out and the buzz it created. I'm a fan of Corvettes. It is one of the only american sports car I would ever consider buying. A friend of mine father had a 50th anniversary ruby red convertible. Loved that car!

By the way, you would look great in Red and Black!!lol Choose your weapon!!



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